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PostSubject: Water Dish Changes - Not sure where to put this   8/19/2011, 3:14 pm

Hey all.

Wasn't sure what area to put this question in, but I'm curious.

Do any of you change the water out in your scorpions water dishes, and if so, how often?

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PostSubject: Re: Water Dish Changes - Not sure where to put this   8/19/2011, 3:26 pm

If you have a tropical one, just poor some more water with the old water so it overflows, moistening your substrate, and having fresh water in the dish. I wouldnt really change it unless you can see, its not healthy anymore

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PostSubject: Re: Water Dish Changes - Not sure where to put this   8/19/2011, 3:33 pm

Ok thanks Pluto.

I'm thinking I need to cuz the straw method for the baby crickets worked and when I looked this morning there they were floating in the water, but I didn't have time this morning, so I'll do it tonight. Maybe regularly would be good in such a humid environment too I'm thinking. Water tends to get a little slimy when it sits............
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PostSubject: Re: Water Dish Changes - Not sure where to put this   8/19/2011, 4:03 pm

I do a full water change about once every couple weeks. If it gets looking stagnant...
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PostSubject: Re: Water Dish Changes - Not sure where to put this   8/19/2011, 5:49 pm

Streettrash wrote:
I do a full water change about once every couple weeks. If it gets looking stagnant...

+1

I do it when the water is getting low as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Water Dish Changes - Not sure where to put this   8/19/2011, 9:47 pm

Deserts I offer water every 3 weeks. Tropical species get their bowls cleaned/disinfected with a diluted chlorhexidine solution (its the blue stuff that vets use to disinfect) and their bowls are topped every 2-3 days or so...

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P.S. - I came from reptiles to inverts, so I might be a little anal on cleaning etc...
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PostSubject: Re: Water Dish Changes - Not sure where to put this   11/12/2011, 11:32 pm

my centruroides (4) will empty their water dish more in one day...during the winter time ....even though i have heat on them... why is this?

is it true that they like swimming?? would that explain why they always make such a mess around their water dish??

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PostSubject: Re: Water Dish Changes - Not sure where to put this   11/13/2011, 8:13 am

Hmnn.. I don't understand your first question. Care to rephrase?

As for the second, some scorpions do clean themselves or prefer the humidity right above the water dish. Getting the water dirty might be unavoidable in such scenarios.

On other occasions, some scorpions do climb the side/ corner of the enclosure walls, when the water dish is placed in such location (e.g. right at the corner), the water dish will be "polluted" as well. This is more obvious in enclosures belong to bark or forest scorpions. Personally, to counter this, i place water dish in strategic locations.. E.g. With a 4-5cm clearance from the walls.. Or on top of a piece of bark which is placed horizontally.

Hope it helps.
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